Friday, July 8, 2011

Soup and curry

My first calabash (labu air) picked for my pot today. I can see another 2 calabash coming out with my help in their pollination!

Its bigger and longer than the one I usually bought from the market, almost 2 feet long! So I cut it into half to be used today.


Calabash soup with prawns and slices of carrot and tomato



Then I tried the Chicken and Lemon Grass Curry recipe from Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, she has a lot of easy to follow recipes and are delicious for your taste buds! Though this time with some modifications on my part. I used beef instead of chicken (since I had chicken 2 days in a row), prawn stock instead of chicken stock (I think it complimented the fish sauce well), and a dash of curry powder to make it more spicy! Walla! It tasted so delicious especially with the coriander (daun ketumbar) and kaffir lime leaves from my garden (daun limau purut) and of course, thumbs up from my three sons! Next time I will try with chicken. Thanks Joyce for sharing the recipe!



Happy Weekend!

18 comments:

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Gosh! That looks delicious! Your butterfly pea flowers are really beautiful. I hope you have a great weekend!

p3chandan said...

Thanks Jennifer..you too enjoy yr weekend!

rainfield61 said...

Enaknya...

p3chandan said...

Very enak Rainfield!

Lrong said...

Wooh, looks sooo good...

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Labu air food for cooling the body right? Sedapnya.

Food so delicious! said...

Is Labu air the same as loofah? I am trying to grow this but am not sure if they are the same.

By the way, the dishes looks really yummy.. I must try it!!

milka said...

You make me so hungry now p3chandan...
Your labu is so fat wor.

kitchen flavours said...

Wah! Geramnya! Your labu is so beautiful! The soup must be really yummy, with homegrown veggies! :)
And I'm glad you enjoyed the curry, smells wonderful, isn't it? My friend cooked it too, and her children are asking when is she going to cook it again?? :)

p3chandan said...

It is very nice, my favourite Mr Lrong.

Diana, I think so too, I love the soup to eat with sambal belacan!

Food, its different from loofah in appearance and texture but still both are very nice to make soup.

Thanks Milka, my first one but 2 more are showing!

Joyce, I love the soup, my favourite dish for labu air. Yes your recipe are so delicious, Ive used both beef and chicken, the family loved it!

Stephanie said...

ehh... labu air? those I often buy is much shorter, greener and plump. Your labu air is really big! Good job p3chandan :-D Btw, your dishes look really tasty. You not only can grow plant well but cook well also!

Boonie S said...

This is interesting. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Boonie

Autumn Belle said...

Walla, your dishes look finger licking good!

debsgarden said...

The calabash soup looks delicious. I have never eaten a calabash. Is it some sort of gigantic squash?

p3chandan said...

Thanks Steph, I was amazed too that my labu turned out bigger and longer than usual!

Thank you Boonie, thanks for dropping by!

They sure do Autumn Belle!

Deb I think its in the same family, also known as water or bottle gourd.

Masha said...

It looks delicious, I wish I could have some too!

Masha said...

It looks delicious, I wish I could have some too!

Malar said...

so fat labu air? what you feed the plant? hahahha...
Nothing is more precious than a thumb up from our kids!